Fluorescent is a fully-remote eCommerce software design and development company located in second bedrooms and home offices across Canada. As official Shopify partners, we actively develop and maintain a small catalogue of premium Shopify templates (called themes).

Our team is small, but growing. We value autonomy, collaboration, and empathy for the customer. Being a remote team means that we work asynchronously on most of our projects. We believe in empowerment over management, and trust that each member is self-sufficient in delivering their work while asking for direction or support when necessary.

Were looking for a Frontend Developer who values user experience, performance and accessibility. Through our enduring interest in how people use our products, Fluorescent embraces a model of software development that is iterative and gradual. Like high-performance engines or grandmas cooking, our products are built through a process of continuous refinement (usually on two week release cycles). Were looking for someone who is comfortable embodying this approach.

We offer a competitive salary, four weeks vacation, remote work, and an opportunity to get in on the ground floor. Getting in on the ground floor means that you're going to have an impact on the way the company works. It also means that there won't be guidelines and that processes will occasionally be vague and ambiguous. If you're someone who needs a straightforward process to follow, this role might not be for you.

A number of our team members have opted to work a four-day work week. If youd like a four-day work week and youre the right candidate, were happy to discuss it.

The salary band for the full-time position is $60,000 - $90,000/year.


About the Role

As a Developer with Fluorescent, youll be working on improving and refining our collection of Shopify themes. Our catalogue of products is small, so youll have time to get to know each of them well, to take ownership, and to have a lasting impact. Youll be developing new features, iterating on old ones, writing tests, fixing bugs, improving processes, prioritizing issues etc.

In the first three months, you'll:

  • Onboard to our tech stack, release cycle and product roadmap
  • Contribute to our codebase, writing readable, performant code
  • Deploy your contributions to production
  • Assist in QA and testing of new and existing features
  • Actively contribute to product planning sessions with the team

In the first 12 months, you'll:

  • Deliver major features and technical projects from start to finish
  • Contribute to our standards of technical development
  • Collaborate with your team on project planning
  • Experiment with creative solutions and new technologies to create exceptional themes
  • Work closely with the rest of the engineering team to guarantee a high-quality product

Relevant Skills & Technical Knowledge

Shopify themes are a mixture of HTML, CSS, Javascript and the Liquid templating language. We use Git for version control. We use Figma for design.


About you

You are someone who cares about doing great work and wants to improve your craft over time. For us, this doesn't mean spending every spare minute hacking on side projects, but means that you bring a desire to learn and improve your skills as a software developer.

You are able to manage your own time and prioritize the work that needs to be done. We're here to support you, but being a part of a remote team means that we trust you to take ownership of your work and see your projects through to completion.

You recognize the importance of design and enjoy working with designers to make products look, feel and work better. You enjoy refining the details because you understand that they add up to something greater.

You have a few years (minimum two years) experience working as a professional Frontend Developer and are looking for a culture of continuous improvement. Unfortunately, the position is unsuitable to someone directly out of a code school or bootcamp.


Diversity and Inclusion

At Fluorescent, we believe that a diverse, inclusive company is a strong company. We encourage Indigenous people, women, people of colour, people with disabilities, members of LGBTQ+ community, and other under-represented groups to apply.

If you dont meet all of our requirements exactly or have taken a non-traditional professional path we still want to hear from you! Use your cover letter to tell us about your unique experience we understand that talent comes from many places and that skills are transferable.

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